The Benefits Of Probiotic Drinks
With their growing popularity, probiotic drinks have certainly made an impact over the last few years - and for good reason. But what exactly are the benefits of probiotic drinks, particularly when compared to regular probiotic products?
There are several ways of consuming probiotics that traditionally come to mind: supplements and capsules, yoghurts and fermented foods. However, did you know probiotic drinks offer a variety of advantages over traditional probiotic supplementation formats that may (or will!) surprise you.
After all, these beverages modernise the way that live bacteria is stored and delivered to the gut, helping you to get more from the probiotics you ingest.
If that’s not enough to convince you, the refreshing taste will! More on this later (who knew probiotics could be so delicious?).
So, want to learn more about the benefits of probiotic drinks?’ Don’t worry, in this post, we’ve covered everything you need to know about probiotic drinks. Take a look!
What Are Probiotic Drinks?
First things first - what are probiotic drinks, exactly? Probiotic drinks are formulated beverages that contain a mixture of water, juices and good bacteria, designed to nourish and support your gut health. Similar to other probiotic products, probiotic drinks can provide your daily probiotic CFU requirements in order to rebalance gut bacteria and support general wellbeing.
Unlike capsules, probiotic drinks use naturally occurring nutrients, a temperature controlled environment and moisture to help the live bacteria inside thrive prior to and during consumption.
The Benefits Of Probiotic Drinks
Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty. Here are the key benefits of probiotic drinks over regular products for your probiotic supplementation - check it out!
1. Temperature Control
One of the best things about probiotic drinks is their strategic, temperature-controlled environment. After all, temperature control is one of the most important aspects of the survival of living probiotics.
Exposing living probiotics to temperatures over 4°C can increase their activity and food consumption - ultimately leading to a drop-off in overall CFU count and efficacy.
Creating a chilled environment for live probiotics to flourish helps to deliver this good bacteria to your gut in the best condition possible.
2. A Balance Of Sugar
Did you know that sugar is a very important ingredient for probiotic survival?
Aside from providing a sweeter flavour, the sugar in probiotic drinks feeds the bacteria and helps it to thrive before being consumed. That being said, it's a careful balance of sugar. Too much sugar in a probiotic drink will cause the bacteria to multiply and die. Not enough sugar or no sugar at all, and the probiotic can deteriorate.
Because of this effect, finding a sweeter probiotic drink with little sugar can be a tough job! Don’t worry, we’ve listed a tasty probiotic drink for you to try below.
3. Moisture Is Key
Moisture is one of the most important aspects when it comes to living probiotic survival - which makes a probiotic drink the perfect home for them.
Though probiotics require moisture to be metabolically active, higher levels of moisture can kill off bacteria over a few weeks - unless it is micro-shielded. So, before grabbing a probiotic drink, make sure you choose a product with this signature micro-shield feature (such as PERKii Probiotic Drinks).
4. A Healthier Alternative
If you’re chasing a refreshing drink to soothe that sweet tooth, consider ditching those unhealthy soft drinks and make the switch to probiotic drinks.
Probiotic drinks contain less sugar, making them a healthier alternative to soft drinks. Not to mention, when it comes to their health benefits, probiotic drinks pack a heavy punch. Live bacteria can nourish and support your gut and help you feel your very best.
5. A Refreshing Beverage
Reaching for a delicious probiotic drink is one of the most refreshing ways to enjoy the benefits of good bacteria.
Their cool, chilled state makes them the perfect companion for those hot days - with a deliciously sweet flavour that you can enjoy guilt-free. These drinks will leave your gut (and taste buds) feeling the best they ever had.
Before you know it, you’ll be looking forward to taking your daily probiotic.
PERKii Probiotic Drinks
All of this have you craving a refreshing probiotic drink? We’d recommend checking out the PERKii. We’ve developed the perfect place for our probiotics to wait patiently until being consumed (hint: there’s a real science to it).
As previously mentioned, living probiotics need 3 components to survive in a product for a substantial amount of time: moisture, a temperature-controlled environment, and nutrients. Every PERKii Probiotic Drink is specifically developed to provide the first 2, and our micro-shield provides the nutrients our probiotics need for the long journey to your gut.
Not to mention the micro-shield technology is flavourless so the only thing you taste is the natural flavours of our incredible fruity combinations. Head to the online store to shop the PERKii range now!
*The information in this article is provided as advice only and is designed for those with no healthcare issues. Before adjusting your diet, speak with your healthcare professional.